Category: General Blog Posts

Viva SGV Asian American Bike Tour Recap

This past Sunday, APIOPA and The Wilderness Society hosted the Asian American Bike Tour during the Viva SGV Open Streets Event in El Monte and South El Monte. The goal of the tour was to initiate a dialogue by shedding light… Read More

Viva SGV Open Streets on June 12th, 2016

What Is Our FATONGIA To Our Health?

By Sina Uipi Last week FAB had its seventh session, and we explored the Tongan concept of Fatongia and how it relates to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. FATONGIA/responsibility – accountable for something within one’s power…. Read More


By Sina Uipi I’d like to thank our friends at Empowering Pacific Islander Communities for organizing the #HerHeartMatters campaign in February, which is Heart Health Month. There was a challenge to post as many selfies with important women… Read More

Hurray for new APIOPA sustainer Sedora!

We are SO excited to share that long-time friend Sedora Tantraphol has become our newest sustainer! Sedora has been a big advocate of what APIOPA fights for and, because she’s holding this shirt up in this picture you know we… Read More


One of our awesome interns, Uyen Hoang, shares about her experience researching for the #IdealAsianBody social media campaign, a joint venture with our friends at Thick Dumpling Skin. By Uyen Hoang As I’ve been running discussion groups and… Read More

Langa Fonua

Illness has been a stealth killer of many of our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children. This can either continue to be our reality or we can create solutions for our families and our community…TOGETHER. The Faith Advisory… Read More

Kumi Fonua

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the FAITH ADVISORY BOARD (FAB)!! So far, we have done a total of five sessions, but the photo below was taken last week at our very FIRST session of 2016! Our first two themes… Read More

Support APIOPA: 26 Sustainers for 26 Miles

This Valentine’s Day, Sina, Kyle and Scott are committing themselves to their ultimate love…APIOPA! That’s right, on February 14th, APIOPA is running the 31st LA Marathon. For the past 7 months, this crew has been training with our… Read More

Is Fresh HiFi Still Fresh?

By Ailene Ignacio   By now, most folks know me as that girl from P-Town that used to work on corner store conversions in the underserved community of Historic Filipinotown. But now that the Fresh HiFi project is no… Read More